Just a little nod to the ongoing pandemic crisis we find ourselves in midst of. After all, we still gotta have fun. Still gotta eat.

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“Take the camera,” I said; “bring me back pictures I can show off — and one each of everything.” It’d be a big morning I knew — I made up 20 pastry name tags – each one makes you drool. And uh… yes, that’s all folks. Five pictures has got them all in… mas o […]

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Happy New Year to you all. The end of a year means party time, so Poet-turned-Pastry-Chef has been busy. So many tarts to choose from; when it’s time to eat, which shall I choose? The peach & candied pecan tart in the foreground disappeared first, but not before I nabbed one. Absolutely delicious. Almond and […]

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Look you here at these pastries my man made for a recent Valentine’s Day event. Yes it took a while long to get the photos off the camera, what you thought muses were exempt? Well my particular magic kind of butts head with technology these days but anyhow, here you drool. All this and some […]

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Okay so let’s liven things up a little. Yes, my poet here.   I am well aware he has been dreadfully AWOL from this blog for quite some long time now.  After all, I’ve kept it running, haven’t I?  A muse is supposed to inspire but perhaps I may have also been a little bit of […]

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Tapa traditions vary in Spain.  Where we lived near Cadiz, when I was a kid, tapas were set out on the bar with a toothpick in each one, and you paid so much per toothpick.  In Granada, where I spent most my time on my two trips back to Spain as an adult, the tapas […]

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Wednesday I spoke with a reporter from the Telegraph, a newspaper which happens to have a cameo in The Great American Desert.  It used to call itself the Alton Telegraph, but they’ve changed the masthead.  The reporter was working the local angle, and wanted to know various things about my relationship to Jersey County.  She […]

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I’ve been asking some of my regular blog readers what they would like to hear about, and one has suggested that I write about how being in Spain last summer helped me to get writing again.  That’s an easy one.  It was so hot during the day that I pretty much gave up on my […]

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